Ed Zitron's Where's Your Ed At

Ed Zitron
The Words of Ed Zitron, a PR person and writer.
Created 23 Apr 2019
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  • The Problems of Privilege and Writing About Work
    07 Dec 2021about 3 hours ago • 9 min read
    I am lucky. I have money, a company, I have stability, and the ability to set my own schedule, because I run said company remotely. These are things that I am extremely grateful for, but also things t...
  • How Venture Capital Tries and Fails To Rewrite Reality
    06 Dec 20211 day ago • 9 min read • 13 0
    Venture Capital - investing in earlier, riskier private companies in the hope that they’ll be worth something more in the future - is inherently built on trying to see the future. The “great" VCs are ...
  • The Malevolence of The Metaverse and Web3 Conversation
    03 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 12 2
    If you’ve been reading about the metaverse recently, you’ll notice something is missing: a semi-cogent explanation of what it actually is. The Times’ latest op-ed about metaverses isn’t bad, per se, b...
  • The Charlatans Profiting Off Of Anti-Remote Rhetoric
    02 Dec 2021 • 11 min read • 16 5
    I am so tired. I don’t mean this in a weepy, complaining way. I am just so exhausted by the disconnect between those who do actual work - that do things that actually make companies money - and those ...
  • The Myth of Mentorship, And How We've Failed Entry-Level Workers
    30 Nov 2021 • 13 min read • 24 16
    I woke up this morning and had a thought - what if I had nothing to write about? What if, by taking a few days off to recover and enjoy Thanksgiving, I’d find a world devoid of things to comment on. A...
  • The Endlessness of The Internet Has Broken Our Brains
    23 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 17 6
    Before we begin: I’ll be taking a break after this newsletter until next week to enjoy Thanksgiving. As a reminder, email me at ez@substack.com with the subject “Please Help Me” with any personal or p...
  • The Many Lies That Executives Tell Themselves About Work
    19 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 27 11
    When I started my agency, I remember making one specific rule: no hourly billing. It was partly because I hate calculating hours and partly because I think that it gives the wrong kind of incentive fo...
  • "Here Is My Problem" Volume #3
    17 Nov 2021 • 13 min read • 13 1
    Hello, and welcome to my semi-regular “Here Is My Problem” column in which I will attempt to give my advice as to how you should deal with a professional problem. If you’ve got an issue with a person ...
  • You Have Every Right To Be Angry
    17 Nov 2021 • 12 min read • 42 24
    A year ago today, I began writing this newsletter as a means of intellectual stimulation and, honestly, finding my way through various subjects that were interesting (or annoying) to me at any given t...
  • The Nihilism and Exploitation of the NFT Industry
    11 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 20 79
    Everybody’s doing NFTs. There’s an NFT supergroup, the Charlotte Hornets are doing NFTs, Hollywood is thinking about NFTs. Non-Fungible Tokens are “unique digital goods” if you squint and otherwise ar...
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